Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Dreams come true...but it takes time and effort and the belief in yourself to move forward in life,in the direction of your dreams.
I have a dear friend MEGHANA BHIDE who has taken baby steps into the world of creativity and art.

Her collection includes:

Torans, made of jari cloth, beads and dry leaves.
 Wooden gift and home decor items from Banaras, handmade and painted by karagirs.
 Kitchen organizers and kids' room organisers

 Purses, clutches, utility pouches, bags in silk, cotton and jute with superior quality and in varied designs for daily and festive purposes.

In her own words...
A note about my venture...

My first ever realisation of my creative inclination and abilities came along when I designed and stitched a evening gown for myself when I was 15. Since then for around 15 years, I never visited a tailor as I would stitch my dresses myself. Then friends started giving me orders for designing their suits, baby frocks, quilts, etc. I also tried my hands at other home craft items all along.

Then i started designing stationary items like files, folders, notepads, pen stands made of cloth and hand embroidery, etc and also started taking part in exhibitions during my college days.

I still preserve that hidden wish to have my own boutique but somehow did not have enough courage and mindset to take up the challenge.

Six years back, when I took a back seat from a full time job of editor, and got into freelance profession, the creative juices started oozing out again.

Since then have been enjoying the process of creation as well as trying to venture into a business, because it's not just a hobby but it's my qualification and wanna be profession which I always dreamt of to be in.

Now, to give my own creations a platform and a boost, I have joined hands with some other creative people, contributing to their products with my designs and promoting their products through my brand.

I wish her all the success.May she enjoy the process of bringing up her baby and the rest  as they say will happen on its own!!!
If any of my blog readers wish to contact her,can do so by dropping her a mail at


Friday, May 10, 2013

Special Folk Art Workshops at Baaya Design

 Baaya Design is organizing folk art workshops this summer to unveil the secrets of unique and magnificent Indian art forms such as Gond art and Orissa Patachitra art. Baaya Design will provide all the necessary equipments required for the workshop.

 Gond tribal paintings are made in Madhya Pradesh. The paintings are expressions of  rituals or practices that are deeply linked with their day to day lives, religious sentiments and devotions. Themes of Gond paintings are often based on local festivals like Karwa Chauth, Deepawali, Ahoi Ashtami, Nag Panchmi, Sanjhi etc. Horses, elephants, tigers, birds, gods, men and objects of daily life are painted in bright and multicolored hues. Tribal Gond paintings are done by the tribal women of the village using simple homemade colors. Colorful and highly expressive, this art has its own unique identity and rare beauty.
At these folk art workshops learn from  award winning artisan Hiraman Urweti who will share the secrets of Gond art.
Come and create your own magnificent piece of art work, and in the process also learn about these folk art forms which form a strong backing to Indian Art and craft.  So make your's and the children's summer a unique, creative learning experience. Enroll yourselves right away as limited seats are available!
Age : 12 years and above
Dates: Gond Workshops: 11th & 12th May 
 Time :  11 am to 1.30 pm & 3 to 5.30 pm (2 sessions daily)
Advance registration: Rs 750 per person per session
Last day registration : Rs 1000 per person per session
Where: BAAYA DESIGN, Raghuvanshi Mills. Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Near Phoenix Mills, Lowerparel, Mumbai
Contact: 022 65210165

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